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Senior Scientist

Job ID: 1926303
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking experienced personnel for the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office Policy, Plans and Analysis directorate to develop foundational DHS Level Policies and Planning documents, conduct Biosurveillance, and create Health Threat Analysis for decision makers and operational partners. The work encompasses a full range of program management and technical support services for the Policy, Plans, and Information Analysis Directorates.

The Senior Scientist conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of National biosurveillance. Leads the development of a variety of analytic biosurveillance decision support products that meet National decision makers’ and stakeholders’ requirements. More broadly, performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of major biosurveillance programs or system development activities. Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements for further analysis. Coordinates and manages the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations within CWMD biosurveillance products in support of federal personnel.

Provide technical support in the development of new approaches, systems, and algorithms for national biosurveillance. In order to provide advanced applied science technical support to NBIC’s analytic and operational development projects, expertise shall include advanced education, knowledge, and capabilities in, but not limited to, mathematics, statistics, computer science, modeling and simulation, software engineering, and signal processing.  Support methodologies alongside NBIC federal staff in the development, testing, and deployment of new national biosurveillance capabilities.
Provide technical support in the execution of advanced data analytics applied to existing and novel data relevant to biosurveillance. In order to provide “big data” analytic support to NBIC and other core CWMD activities, expertise shall include advanced education, knowledge, and capabilities in, but not limited to, mathematics, computer science, statistical and probabilistic modeling, and advanced analytic software such as Matlab and SAS.
May provide advanced technical support in the areas of quantitative and semi-quantitative risk and decision analysis. Specifically, support the development of advanced risk and decision analysis approaches for application in both real-time biosurveillance operations and predictive analysis, and shall maintain expertise that includes advanced education, knowledge, and capabilities in risk and decision analysis. Example approaches include, but are not limited to, Bayesian networks, inference diagrams, probabilistic risk analysis, decision trees, fault-tree analysis, game-theory, consequence modeling, and probability modeling and elicitation. 
May support the development and implementation of exercises to inform the Center’s concept of operations as well as identify capability gaps and necessary improvements. 

Qualifications

Education: M.A. or M.S. degree in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field. Certain personnel will require Ph.D.

General Experience: Must have 6 years of experience in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, toxicology, immunology, environmental science or engineering, physics, mathematics, geology, or other related discipline.

Specialized Experience: Must have at least 4 years of experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts related to biosurveillance.

Experience with modeling and simulation, software engineering, and signal processing.

Familiarity with advanced analytic software like Matlab and SAS.


Desired Qualifications

 
Experience with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) desirable.

Knowledge of or experience with Bayesian networks, inference diagrams, probabilistic risk analysis, decision trees, fault-tree analysis, game-theory, consequence modeling, and probability modeling and elicitation.

Active Secret Clearance required

Must be able to successfully obtain a DHS Suitability clearance


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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